Update on my GD - I swear this is one big April Fools joke
I had my first appointment on Monday with the GD doctors and received a meter and diet suggestions. The results of the 3 hour test were pretty ridiculous and my blood sugar was way over where it needed to be during each pull (except the fasting baseline read) so there is no doubt my body is having trouble processing insulin. But as I check my blood sugar as directed, I'm finding I'm way under where I need to be. DH even checked his and I'm on par with his normal blood sugar reads. I don't get it!
Yes, I probably do have GD since I failed all tests miserably, but maybe the one size fits all drink is just too much for my body to handle regardless. I have a hard time even coming close to the recommended carb limit per meal (unless I add in sugary drinks or load up on starches) and my daily intake is much less than average because it's always been. Don't get me wrong, I'm eating twice as much as I was pre-pregnancy, but compared to what's "normal" I'm way under the mark.
So now I'm just frustrated. I'm frustrated I have to do this monitoring because I'm a big baby and really suck at getting enough blood for testing. I'm frustrated I got so worried and so upset when in reality, I think the original test is flawed. And I'm frustrated because, dammit, all I want is cheesecake and water ice and those are all over the carb limits I'm allowed! Wah.
There is a plus to all of this - there is a good chance it hasn't affected my baby at all. Next Monday is the growth scan, and I just know she's going to be measuring small because I still am. Maybe then I can get a little leniancy with this whole GD thing.
Rant/Vent over, thanks for reading!